A Toolkit For Care Home Research

Advice and guidance for researchers, research staff, and local research networks on how to prepare and carry out studies in a care home.

Find out what it means to support research in a care home, and what the benefits are for you in participating in research studies.

Learn about the role residents, family members and friends can play in supporting high-quality research.

"By 2020 we would wish to see, more research being conducted in, and disseminated through, care homes, and a majority of care homes signed up to the NIHR ENRICH 'Research Ready Care Home Network'."


David Cameron, announced in 2015's Prime Minister's challenge on dementia 2020

Guest Blog

Anna Volkmer, Speech and Language Therapist/NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow, University College London

Anna completed her undergraduate speech and language therapy degree at UCL, in 2002, before embarking on a career working with adults who have had strokes, brain injuries, or have progressive neurological conditions, such as dementia. She became particularly passionate about working with people with language-led dementia (also called primary progressive aphasia) when working in Melbourne, Australia. She has written a book on assessment and management of language and cognition in progressive communication disorders. In this blog post, she outlines how patient and public involvement has strengthened her PhD project.

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